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    high tone

    can u please tell me what is the definition of high tone in this context?

    Professionals should maintain a high tone by making new publicationsavailable on a rack or table


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    Smile Re: high tone

    High class? Refined? Polished? Superior?

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    Re: high tone

    Not sure, but I will take clues from the sentence provided.

    Professionals should maintain a high tone by making new publications available on a rack or table

    This tells me that "making new publications" available is a way for professionals to portray this "high tone" to a certain audience (students, public?)

    So I would say, a "high tone" is a "good first impression", or "best way to get attention". Professionals would want to maintain that attention or impression.

    It would help if you gave the context of this sentence!!

    Is it a marketing or sales term?


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    Re: high tone

    "Professionals often fail to convey to their clients that they are important, or that the clients' viewsand opinions are important. To overcome this, professionals should have an initial consultation formthat solicits the names of the client's spouse and children, his or her interests, etc. This lets you knowsomething about the client so you can make him or her feel important.
    After the visit, you or your assistant should telephone to inquire how he or she is doing. Did thetechnique or medicine work well? Indicate that you are always available if they have any questions.
    Sending Christmas and birthday cards or notes with a personal touch makes people feel important. Itis vital not to drop patients once their problem is resolved.
    Doctors and dentists especially need to pay attention to their waiting areas. Often the magazinesare worn and out of date. Professionals should maintain a high tone by making new publicationsavailable on a rack or table. It would be even nicer if the receptionist kept some magazines at thedesk, handing them to the patient when she or he signed in.
    The receptionist should be warm, inviting and friendly. He or she should know something about thepatient and be able to converse in a meaningful way. If the doctor is running late, the receptionistshould announce, "The doctor is running a little late. Do you have an errand you need to run, or doyou need to use the phone to call anyone?""

    this is the context.

    It's a mk term


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    Re: high tone

    The reception area looks classy and smart.

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